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Like steampunk, silkpunk is a blend of science fiction and fantasy. But while steampunk takes as its inspiration the chrome-brass-glass technology aesthetic of the Victorian era, silkpunk draws inspiration from classical East Asian antiquity.
Author Ken Liu Explains "Silkpunk" to Us The A.V. Club 2015
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fiction "filled with technologies inspired by predecessors from Classical Chinese antiquity" from Ken Liu
April 7, 2015